Wednesday, November 4, 2020

November Goals

(I wrote this post over the weekend, & scheduled it for this morning. I don't have much to say about the election right now and likely won't on this blog, but hence my regular topic posting.) 

These goals will probably look a lot like my October goals, because they worked well & are largely a carryover from the prior month. 

Here's what I'm hoping to accomplish in November:


  • Stick to the budget. Figure out a realistic WFH grocery budget for 2021 & the rest of the year
  • Pay down our mortgage to the next mini milestone
  • No clothing/shoes purchases for me (essential running gear excluded)
  • Make $500 in side hustle
  • Work through pantry/freezer clean out (10 random items out)
  • Have will/guardianship appointment

  • Go for walks, make dinner together, enjoy this time of closeness
  • Off the computer by 7:30 each evening (not counting reading)
  • Have a weekly half hour alone with M, schedule one creative "date"
  • Schedule a call with M's family, or at a minimum, record a few videos for them
  • Two hours of practicing Spanish or Farsi
  • Compliment M every day
  • Complete one project every day

  • Lose 2 lbs
  • Work out & track calories every day
  • Complete 1400 minutes of cardio, 5 strength & 5 stretching workouts
  • Meditate 10 times
  • Journal 30 times


  • Do something social at least 2x
  • Volunteer
  • Journal 30 times
  • Improve myself
    • Judge less
    • Listen more often
    • Reduce/eliminate swearing
    • One kind deed a day
  • Read one non fiction book

What about you? What are you hoping to accomplish in November? 


  1. Nice category-Improve Myself. If there is nothing else happening in life goals-that sure is an admirable goal for us all.

    1. The fun part is - it's never done! ;-) Always more work to do. I love learning & pushing/stretching myself, so I enjoy finding small or large tweaks.

  2. I want to clean and organize the food storage and freezers, and have a great Thanksgiving with the kids!

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    1. I don't usually accomplish them all, but it's fun to dream!

  4. I always like your aims for the month and they way you break them down. I have added your kindness deed to my daily regime so I thank you for that idea!

    1. Glad you found it useful.I'm enjoying it quite a lot.

  5. I am taking a page form your book and incorporating one act of kindness each day. Hopefully It will become a habit and will become more than just one daily.

  6. HI!! I found your blog!! LOL... My goal for November is get my main projects for school 90% complete. All health goals and so forth are sort of there, but kind of hard due to the school work load.

    1. Welcome! You're doing a great job pressing through to finish school so that's the right focus for sure.